Discovery weekend of our new building


For a weekend, experience an extraordinary visit of the new setting of the mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée. On the occasion of the handover of the keys of our future building, we have given carte blanche to Christian Marclay, who will present an installation called Unpacking.

© Matthieu Gafsou

An historic step for Plateforme 10

On November 4, 2021, the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac will receive the keys to their new building at Plateforme 10 during on the occasion of the official handover ceremony. The public will then be able to explore the finished building during the discovery weekend organized on November 6 and 7, 2021. This inauguration event will allow the public to discover the empty building and to visit it for the first time in all its architectural purity.

Carte blanche to Christian Marclay

On the occasion of the handing over of the keys to their future building, the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac have given Christian Marclay carte blanche. Under the title Unpacking, the artist invests the new exhibition spaces with thousands of images found in their archives, treating the architecture as a blank canvas, giving it a spectacular dimension and offering us a unique glimpse into the collections of both museums.

Saturday 6.11, 10am – 1am and Sunday 7.11, 10am – 10pm

On the program

  • Guided tours around the architecture
    Discover the architecture of this new iconic building of Plateforme 10, guided by the teams of the Direction générale des immeubles et du patrimoine du canton de Vaud.
    Saturday 6.11 and Sunday 7.11 at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4pm
    Duration: about 45 minutes
    Online booking (free, limited number of places, some places will be available the same day)


  • Free admission to the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA)
    In order to join this historical and festive moment, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA) will exceptionally be open at the same hours and offers free admission to all its exhibitions during the weekend.
  • Archi-cool !
    Slip into the shoes of an architect and discover all the secrets of the new building of the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac through riddles.
    Saturday 6.11, 10am-10pm and Sunday 7.11, 10am-8pm
    Location: Meet in the future boutique-library space (first floor) to begin the tour

    Free access to the discovery trail for all


  • And much more
    Free wandering in the building and light refreshments during the event’s opening hours.

Practical information

Saturday, November 6, 2021
from 10am to 1am

Sunday, November 7, 2021
from 10am to 10pm


Free entrance
Please note that a COVID certificate recognized in Switzerland, with valid QR code (digital or paper) is required. It will have to be presented with a valid ID.

Plateforme 10
Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne

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mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée are moving to the new Plateforme 10 arts district, just a stone’s throw from Lausanne train station.

The handover ceremony for their new building will take place from 6 to 7 November 2021. On 18 June 2022 mudac will open its exhibition spaces to the public.